Query: Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Communications
William K. Applebaugh Papers
Creators:
Applebaugh, William K.
Dates:
1857-1926
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0638
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document the life and career of William K. Applebaugh, and his activities as a telegrapher during the U.S. Civil War.

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BMI Archives Confederate Sheet Music Collection
Creators:
Broadcast Music, Inc.
Dates:
1860-1868
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1258
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains sheet music themed in support of the Confederacy. Many pieces were printed within the Confederate States of America during the Civil War (1861-1865). It also contains one Confederate bond and early twentieth century facsimiles of Confederate broadsides from the Chicago Historical Society.

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Krainik Ballooning Collection
Creators:
Krainik, Cliff
Dates:
1859-1934
Size:
3.19 Cubic feet (2 shoeboxes; 3 flatboxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.1990.0009
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This 19th and 20th century ballooning memorabilia collection contains the following items, which have been meticulously inventoried: 112 stereoscopic photographs; 107 photographs; 84 postcards, trade cards, valentines, and similar items; 80 prints; and 23 miscellaneous items.

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19th Century Pamphlet Collection
Dates:
1838 - 1898
Size:
0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-119
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This collection, which dates from 1838-1898, contains nine pamphlets and one booklet. The materials cover various subjects relating to African-Americans, including civil rights, education, the Civil War draft and services for freedmen. Several of the pamphlets contain speeches by Frederick Douglass.

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Jim Kuhn collection on Harpers Ferry
Creators:
Kuhn, Jim, d. 2003
Dates:
circa 1823-1996
Size:
0.54 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-007
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This collection, which dates from circa 1853-1996, contains material documenting the history of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, including the Harpers Ferry Armory, the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and the incorporation of Murphy Farm into the Historical Park. A highlight of the collection is a framed copyprint of members of the Colored Women's League on the Murphy Farm after their annual meeting in Washington, D.C., July 1896. Also contains several issues of Gleason's Pictorial, dating from circa 1853. Materials include newspapers, videorecordings, photographic prints, booklets, brochures, correspondence, maps and postcards.

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Samuel Morse Felton Family Papers
Creators:
Felton, Samuel Morse, 1809-1889 (civil engineer)
Felton, Samuel Morse, 1853-1930 (son)
Dates:
1841-1930, undated
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0170
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Papers of Samuel Morse Felton, civil engineer and railroad president, and his family.

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William D. Stone General Store Ledger Book and Papers
Creators:
Stone, William Dickinson, 1836-1908
Perdue, Crispin
Dates:
1865-2003
bulk 1865-1885
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1358
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A general store ledger and business papers from the William D. Stone General Store located in Franklin County, Virginia and a Stone and Parker family history.

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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 2: Armed Forces
Creators:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997
Dates:
circa 1810-1980
Size:
62 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0300.S02
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. Series 2: Armed Forces contains circa 3,400 pieces of sheet music and song folios documenting the military history of the United States; there are only a handful of foreign imprints. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.

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Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Creators:
Meigs, Montgomery C., 1816-1892
Russell, Andrew J., 1829-1902
Dates:
1870 - 1890
Size:
12.5 Cubic feet (27 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0984
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents Mongomery C. Meigs, an Army officer, engineer, architect, and scientist. Meigs's papers include scrapbooks and photographs relating primarily to his work on the Pension Building and the Washington Aqueduct in Washington, D.C. but also his interest in politics, military affairs, construction, Native Americans, inventions, real estate, and financial matters.

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Marriage Records of the Office of the Commissioner, Washington Headquarters of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1861–1869
Dates:
1861–1869
Size:
5 Reels
Collection ID:
NMAAHC.FB.M1875
Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture

This collection is comprised of digital surrogates previously available on the five rolls of microfilm described in the NARA publication M1875. These digital surrogates reproduced marriage records of the Office of the Commissioner, Washington headquarters of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1861–1869. These records consist of unbound marriage certificates, marriage licenses, monthly reports of marriages, and other proofs of marriages.

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